A Grim North

Musings from a northerner living in the deep south…

Posts Tagged ‘panning’

No time to call

Posted by Alan on November 22, 2010

No time to call, originally uploaded by Alan Perryman.

This time I had the camera setup properly for panning, in ‘Tv’ mode (shutter speed priority) – basically allowing me to play with the shutter speed and let the camera figure out the rest.

The location is Ludgate Circus where New Bridge St / Farringdon Road converges with Fleet St / Ludgate Hill, looking towards Fleet St. It’s a busy cycle thoroughfare giving me plenty of opportunities to practice within 5 minutes stood on the pedestrian crossing.

Slowly, this part of London is ceasing to be a mystery to me. It’s amazing how small the city actually is once you start to learn your way around!

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Speeding cyclists

Posted by Alan on October 19, 2010

Speeding cyclists, originally uploaded by Alan Perryman.

I’ve wanted to try taking panning shots for a while – the idea of inverting the speed and freezing the moving object really appeals for some reason.

I reckon this photo might be better cropped – the tour bus and pedestrian are slightly ugly intrusions into the image.

For the camera geeks, this was taken in Av mode – with the aparture opened as wide as it will go on my kit lens, the standard 18-55mm canon.

Maybe I just need to lie in way on a busy cycling thoroughfare with the 50mm fixed and see what I can do. Might have to learn a bit of patience though :-/

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